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Clearing the Smoke: Marijuana Reform is a Racial Justice Issue

By David Bergh Associate Editor, Volume 23 Over the past few decades there has been a sea change in the American public’s attitude towards marijuana prohibition. In 1990 only 16% of the US public supported legalization, and 81% were opposed. … Continue reading

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“Criminalized pregnancy” hurts poor and minority women most, faces legal challenges

By Dana Ziegler Associate Editor, Vol. 21 In March 2015, Purvi Patel, an Asian-American woman from Indiana, became the first woman in the U.S. to be convicted and sentenced for feticide. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison for … Continue reading

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